Did you know you could make a chicken feeder from a repurposed coffee can? Yep, it’s true.
RancherMan & I enjoy raising chickens. And we’re also fans of doing things ourselves. So when we needed a chicken feeder we first took a trip to a thrift store.
We made our own feeder from thrifted supplies costing only about $2 total. All we used was an old metal lid and a plastic Rubbermaid canister. It served us well for years but finally the canister portion succumbed to the elements. Now what??!
You know what I say: “Use Whatcha Got!”. Check out this Homestead Hack & see how we easy (and with NOout of pocket) repaired our chicken feeder for many more years of service.
Sun protection is important, y’all! Our ranch is located in Northeast Texas where heat & humidity are the daily forecast almost every day during summer months.
But our work days are filled with outside chores such as working cattle or repairing fences, gardening or mowing pastures. Even though we spend many hours in the sun, I shy away from using sunblock whenever possible. Why?
Although sunblock is marketed as safe and effective, I just don’t know how I feel about slathering chemicals on my skin several times each and every day.
Now don’t get me wrong, there are times when it makes sense to use sunblock. But today I’m sharing seven easy ways I’m able to protect my skin from the sun’s harmful rays without resorting to sunblock.
Well, well, well, April-the-Giraffe’s baby was finally born. Have y’all watched the live video for the past month? I popped in from time to time but didn’t have enough time to watch too much. But now they’re having folks submit suggestions for the baby’s name. Guess what – this pretty girl was born on that same day too!!
What we do on this ranch is our livelihood, our means of supporting ourselves. It’s a wonderful life, yet certainly a hard one. Prudent business decisions have to be made every day. If they’re the wrong decisions, we don’t get paid.
Bills don’t get paid nor groceries bought. There’s no gray area on the pay scale when you’re self employed. No mistakes are financially free – no mulligans!
Don’t get me wrong, like I said it’s a wonderful life filled with many delights. But it can be hard too.